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Washington Post (blog)
It released a report that says the national student-teacher ratio jumped 4.6 percent from 2008 to 2010, essentially nullifying gains made since 2000 in lowering class size. President Obama called for states to invest in public education and save ...

Union leaders have Chicago teachers wanting more
Chicago Tribune
"If you're preparing teachers for a strike, you have to create a sense of militancy and a sense of expectation," said Rod Estvan, education policy analyst with disability rights group Access Living. "Once you create that sense of expectation, you may ...

Avi Flombaum, Skillshare Teacher, Earns $100K A Year As Tech ...
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Avi Flombaum made $100,000 this year teaching Ruby programming for Skillshare. How manyteachers have the opportunity to make $100,000 a year? Meet Avi Flombaum, 28, a programmer andteacher who hasn't taken the usual route.
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Guest Commentary: Blueprints for teacher evaluations
Denver Post
I spent the last two school years teaching in Harrison Two Schools, a high-poverty district in southern Colorado Springs that has put in place one of the most progressive, far-reaching teacherevaluation systems in the country. At Harrison, teachers ...

Obama, Romney spar over private-sector's role in education
Chicago Tribune
Romney seeks to encourage - with federal subsidies, when necessary - robust participation from the private sector in teaching American kids and training workers. He would use public ... He has secured billions more in public funding to help states ...

Learning by example — what an idea
Statesman Journal
CHICAGO — Every once in a while you hear about an education reform measure that just simply makes sense. Newly in vogue: Showing teachers how great teachers teach. In fact ... For many of my peers, the student teaching experience was equally lottery ...

Rookie teacher accepts profession's challenges in a time of transformation
Terry Branstad's 2013 legislative proposals will include changes to teacher pay and the creation of career options that reward teachers for taking on leadership roles within their schools. A similar plan was proposed — and ... “There are lots of ...

Iowa Education Reform Plan Plows Familiar Ground
DES MOINES, Iowa- If many of the education reform ideas like teacher career paths, mentoring and performance reviews that are being discussed by state officials and task forces have a familiar ring to them, they should. They're ... used the framework ...

UK: Traditional subjects resurgent
The Australian
Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, wants more pupils to sit GCSEs in core subjects favoured by universities and employers. He introduced the "English Baccalaureate", by which the government will rate schools by the number of its pupils who take a ...

Students, teachers face new ways to learn, teach
The Daily Advertiser
11:00 pm. Business briefs. The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources will hold its annualeducation and training seminar,...- 11:00 pm ... BATON ROUGE — Many Louisiana students will soon experience a new way of learning and teachers a new way of ...

Arkansas teacher makes house calls
San Francisco Chronicle
In fact, "a box" is how Newark Elementary first-grade teacher Deena Bruce likens to how young students see her and other teachers. "You're in ... Bruce began conducting front-porch visits eight years ago when she began teaching. They are not required ...

Teachers, staff increase in area schools
Jacksonville Daily News
After budget cuts last year, Carteret County's school system has eight additional teachers and 11 new teacher assistant/bus driver positions in its operating budget for this school year. School officials said the summer has been about preparing for the ...

First drop in UK high school test scores in 24 years draws anger from top teachers
Washington Post
Education Secretary Michael Gove has denied leaning on evaluators to give high school students a tough time, but some principals are demanding that tests be re-graded. One teachers' association has threatened to sue over the issue, and Britain's ...

Where American Education Lines Up Against China
By Charles M. Blow
It's no secret that America's educational systems could use some help. New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow charges that the country is in dire straits. Lining up statistics from a recent report, Blow details how students in the United States ...

The Best Resources For Learning About Neil Armstrong | Larry ...
By Larry Ferlazzo
Teachers might want to do a lesson on his life this week…. You might also be interested in The Best Sites To Learn About The ... My latest book, "The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide: Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools, and Activities for Teaching English Language Learners of All Levels," (co-authored by Katie Hull Sypnieski) is now available. It was published in the summer of 2012. You can find out more ... My posts for Classroom Q & A with Larry Ferlazzo at Education Week Teacher.
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Once Regional exemplars in Education, we now gone dismal ...
By KNews
But the AFC emphasizes that not only to meet the global challenges, but on ground of equal opportunity and upward mobility it is required of all of us to revamp our education system from top to bottom, replenish our teaching corps, buckle down on math, ... And why not substantial increments to those who have proven to be master teachers – the experienced and highly qualified, and those highly skilled in say math, science, and language? ... Every student is capable of learning.
Kaieteur News

Education Talk With the Obama 2012 Team: Thinking Outside the Box
By Queen of Spain
After one tearful parent-teacher conference my husband and I knew this was not the education we wanted for our son, or for our daughter who would be following in his footsteps in just a few short years. But what ... Some highlights from the conference call (you can see the tweets with the hashtag #edu2012 here): the administration says they understand standardized tests are only ONE way to measure how well a child is learning, a teacher is teaching, and how a school is performing.
Queen of Spain Blog

Union blocks bill on firing 'predator' teachers — Joanne Jacobs
By Joanne
You are here: Home / Education / Union blocks bill on firing 'predator' teachers. Union blocks bill on firing 'predator' teachers. August 25, 2012 By Joanne 1 Comment. Awaiting trial for sexual abusing fifth-grade students, a Los Angeles teacher was paid $40,000 to take early retirement. A bill to make... against it. Assembly Democrats receiving heavy teachers' union contributions abstained in a committee vote, the equivalent of ”no” without the accountability, reports Anderson Cooper.
Joanne Jacobs

Instructor | Scholastic Teacher
Teachers are launching new programs to get kids on their feet and back into shape. Read more > ...See how one school is teaching it in elementary school.

Illinois law aims to improve physical education - DailyHerald.com
A new Illinois law aims to strengthen physical education in the state's schools. Gov. Pat Quinn signed the legislation Saturday and called on Illinois residents to ...

A Teacher Writes the President about Merit Pay « Diane Ravitch's blog
A teacher in Boynton Beach sent me a letter he wrote to President Obama in 2010, trying to explain why merit pay doesn't work. Obviously, no one at the White House or the U.S. Department ofEducation ... Since the number of teachers so honored will inevitably be limited in any given ....Teaching is also a learning process.

Would I be able to study Primary Teaching Single Honours / BA ...
Would I be able to study Primary Teaching Single Honours / BA (Hons) & QTS at Uni ... with all of this will I be allowed to continue onto uni to become a teacher?

Learning to like Mitt « Hot Air Headlines
“He was actually teaching his boys, saying, 'This is what we do. We do this as a family.' ” Romney's oldest son Tagg once made the same point to the radio host ...

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